Department Awards

On Saturday, April 27, 2024, we recognized our amazing graduates for 2024!  The following graduates received awards:

  • Outstanding Senior – Maria Broering
  • Outstanding Senior in a Pre-Professional Degree – Reaghan Lewis

  • Excellence in Undergraduate Research – Hannah Hayth & Joel Moss

  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – Lexi Mann

  • Excellence in Graduate Research – Rubyat Sara & Bailey Rutkowski

  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching – Jennifer Fields & Justine Estes

  • Ralph Joyner Positive Attitude Award – Lexi Mann & Levi Dumpert

On Friday, October 20th 2023, we held our annual Department of Chemistry Fall Awards Tea!  The Fall Tea recognizes and awards our outstanding students and honors and remembers people who have made an impact on our lives.  Here are the award recipients!

  • General Chemistry Awards – Sneha Muthuramesh, Alyssa Linder, Garren Horvath, Lexi Fraley, Anastasia Faddis, Nathan Darling, Ellie Cox, Grace Carey, Emily Hartranft, Gabriel Minichiello, Isaiah Kwasniewski, Jacob Emert, Jaron Bobay
  • The David C. McIntyre Memorial Scholarship – Jacob Emert
  • Mikal Lynn Sousa Memorial Scholarship – Reaghan Lewis
  • D.J. Angus Scientech Chemistry Award – Taylor Hickman
  • The Newell C. Cook Sr. & Jr. Scholarship – Anthony Gullion
  • Drs. Nancy & Mohammad Behforouz Chemistry Scholarship – Jessica Manley
  • Sandra K. And Robert J. Morris Scholarship – Tyler Paine & Chloe Wetstein (renewal)
  • Cardinal Chemist Scholarship – Madison Kasten
  • Dr. Park Wiseman Scholarship – Taylor Bias, Maria Broering, Elaina Buskirk, Emma Haefling, Hannah Hayth, Kyle Jordan, Colleen Kinney, Brenden Mead, Joel Moss, Madi Shepherd, Avery Sisson, & Donita Wright


Dr. Jason Ribblett, Assistant Professor of Chemistry was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award on August 21, 2020. Nominated by students, the Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes recipients who are working to make existing courses more engaging and enriching. Nominated for his class, Chemistry 457: Exploration of Selected Topics in Chemistry- Periodic Law, Dr. Ribblett is working to create more innovative teaching opportunities in his classroom and empowering students to examine chemistry beyond their perceived limits.

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS) won an Honorable Mention at the National ACS Meeting in New Orleans for recognition of their service and also won an Outstanding Organization Public Service Award from the Ball State Student Voluntary Services.

Our faculty members have a long history of being outstanding teachers. In 2008 two faculty members, Scott Pattison and Patricia Lang, were among the 10 finalists for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Lang was selected as one of the winners and taught “The Chemistry of Artists’ Pigments” as her dream course in the spring 2009. In 2010, Tykhon Zubkov also received the Excellence in Teaching Award. The department is proud of his accomplishments and he was able to pursue his dream course "Nanomaterials: The Chemistry Perspective" in the Spring of 2011.